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How to use the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening kit If you are aged 60 to 74, you will be sent an NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Kit every two years. It is a simple ‘at home’ test that looks for tiny amounts of blood in your poo, which can indicate bowel cancer. Every year more than … Continued
Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) The Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) integrates Community Pharmacists into primary care. This means for patients that same-day appointments with Community Pharmacists are available for a range of minor ailments or urgent supplies of regular medication. The service gives patients quicker access to Pharmacists and their expert knowledge and alleviates … Continued
Tyneside Integrated Musculoskeletal Services (TIMS) Tyneside Integrated Musculoskeletal Services (TIMS) is a joint Newcastle and Gateshead service that offers self-care and fast access to expert opinion, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of muscle, joint and soft tissue conditions and chronic pain. Self-referral To find out more about the service on offer, and how to … Continued
A free, personalised 12-week programme to help manage your weight and feel healthier Oviva Tier 2 Weight Management is a free service to help people in Newcastle lose weight and build healthy habits through specialist support over 12 weeks. Now it is even easier to start making a change. Anyone aged 18 or over … Continued
What to do when you are unwell If you need medical advice, it might not always be obvious the best way to get it, especially if you’re unwell, in pain or in distress. We want to make it as simple as possible for you to get the right help as soon as possible. You can … Continued
InformationNOW is the website for people in Newcastle. You can search the site using the widget below to find information, organisations and events. Helping you to be informed, make choices and plan ahead. It covers a huge range of topics such as health, care, benefits, food banks, money, lifestyle and leisure. Visit www.InformationNOW.org.uk
Tiredness and Sleepiness It is not unusual to feel tired at times, especially if you have an active work and social life, or young children. Before you see a GP, it is worth thinking about some of the factors in your life that could be causing your tiredness. This might include: Working long hours … Continued